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Going Pro Expo - Chicago
Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
- Chicago Going Pro Expo
- Sunday, June 24, 2012
- HiFi Fitness, 820 North Orleans, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60610
Bringing together women in the industries of ...
Activities include ....
- Vendors & Shopping
- Active Workshops
- Choreography Sessions
- Fitness Workouts
- General admission $12.00 online, $20.00 at the door, includes:
- Vendors such as food, clothing, makeup and more
- Active workshops by the best in the industry
- View workshops - View vendors - Become a vendor
- Choreography sessions $20.00 online, $25.00 at the door
- Includes admission
- Learn hot original choreography from the NFL, NBA, AFL and beyond
- View choreographers
- Group discounts available when registering 5 or more participants for choreography sessions. Receive $5.00 off each class and additional general entry tickets at no cost. Please contact event management with the choreographers and presentations you would like to attend and number of participants. Group discounts must be arranged within 24 hours prior to the event.
- Event tank top $25.00
- Black with red, white and blue logo
- Racer back tank is perfect for dance and fitness or paired with your favorite jeans!
- Available in XS, S, M, L adult sizes. Limited availability. Order top larger to wear oversized with a peek-a-boo sports bra or order smaller to wear fitted.
Please click on the choreographer's name for photo and background. Each choreography session requires a $20.00 enrollment, which includes unlimited free expo workshops. Each choreography session is 90 minutes in length. Routines are 45-60 seconds in length, pro dance style with complimentary music files and routine videos after the event. Some routines may have groups and formations.
9:30am Rebecca Girard JAZZ - Former Dance Team Director of the NBA Detroit Pistons
11:00am Gloria Esposito HIP HOP - Director of the AFL Chicago Adrenaline Rush, Former NBA Dancer of the Chicago Bulls
1:30pm Laura Eilers POM THRASH - Director of the PIFL Richmond Lady Raiders, Former NFL Cheerleader of the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs
3:00pm Melanie Potesta Austin JAZZ - Season 3 "So You Think You Can Dance," Former NBA Dancer of the Indiana Pacers
4:30pm Rebecca Girard TECHNIQUE - Former Dance Team Director of the NBA Detroit Pistons
Workshops will allow you to actively engage in conversation and learn from the best in the industry. Unlimited workshops are included with admission or choreography enrollment. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Please click on the workshop title to read more about the presenter.
9:30am - 6:00pm Fitness Sessions - HiFi Fitness Personal Training Staff. Walk in to sessions throughout the day ranging from 30 to 60 minutes in length. Sessions will include stretching, toning, boot camp, abs and more. Check the schedule upon arrival, or indicate your interest during registration.
Shanon Lersch - Miss Illinois USA 2008, Former NBA Chicago Luvabull, Director of DePaul Spirit Programs. Shanon is a Chicago native and postgraduate student who attended DePaul University with a dual Masters in Sociology & Communications. She was Miss Illinois USA 2008 and has had the opportunity to travel to Japan, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and all of Southeast Asia as a Professional Model, NBA Dancer, and Spokesperson. She has been featured in national magazines and advertising campaigns including a feature article in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. For six seasons, Shanon was an NBA dancer and captain with the Chicago Bulls. She is currently the Head Coach and Director of the Spirit Programs for DePaul University. Shanon has served as the Talent Manager for NBA China and recently completed season three of China's NBA Competition / Reality Dance Show “Dance Passion” where she was a Host, Choreographer, Dance Coach, and Celebrity Judge. The SUNTIMES has labeled Shanon as the next Paula Abdul of China. She also enjoys serving as the on-air host for NOW TV Sports, covering professional rugby, soccer and basketball for Hong Kong’s largest cable operator. She is also the current in-arena emcee for DePaul Basketball and the AFL's Chicago Rush. Shanon will present "Winning: Pageantry 101" at 11:00am.
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Darlene Cavalier is a Philadelphia NBA alumni dancer who founded the Science Cheerleader to unite the citizen’s desire to be heard and valued, the scientist’s growing interest in the public’s involvement, and government’s need to garner public support. The Science Cheerleader features cheerleaders and dancers who work in or study science, math, engineering, health and other related fields. Launched in 2010, the Science Cheerleaders performance team has rocked the industry with live performances, ground breaking online videos and even shattered a world record! The Science Cheerleaders have performed in the Philadelphia, New York City, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Dallas, Washington, DC and other cities across the United States. Submit your application to join the performance team by visiting www.sciencecheerleader.com.
GOING PRO ENTERTAINMENT
Going Pro Entertainment is the premier resource for professional cheerleading and dance services. Developed by former pro dancers from all United States sports leagues, GPE provides exclusive services in audition coaching, team consulting and choreography, and alumni talent management. GPE events feature choreography and mentorship by Pro Cheer All Stars in multiple cities, including Phoenix, Los Angeles, Reno, Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, St Louis, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Houston, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis/St Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Virginia Beach, Charlotte (NC), Miami, and Orlando. Visit www.goingproentertainment.com orwww.procheerallstars.eventbrite.com.
Are you interested in reaching women over the age of 18 who are in the industries of fitness, dance, pageants, modeling and entertainment? Showcase your business at the Going Pro Expo for $150.00. Space is limited! Contact Pierce at 312-544-9787 or email@example.com.
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Going Pro Entertainment
Going Pro Entertainment is the premier resource for professional cheerleading and dance services. Developed by pro dancers from various United States sports leagues, Going Pro provides choreography, training and consulting for performers, with special emphasis on college, semi-pro and professional teams. Instructors and consultants are located nationwide and include elite current and alumni performers, choreographers and directors from the NBA and NFL.
Please Note: Going Pro Entertainment is not directly affiliated with any professional sports league, team, cheerleading or dance squad. Audition candidates are advised to follow proper audition procedures in accordance to the official team website and training program.
Welcome new pageant 101 presenter Shanon Lersch, 2008 Miss Illinois USA!
Shanon Lersch - Miss Illinois USA 2008, Former NBA Chicago Luvabull, Director of DePaul Spirit Programs. Shanon is a Chicago native and postgraduate student who attended DePaul University with a dual Masters in Sociology & Communications. She was Miss Illinois USA 2008 and has had the opportunity to travel to Japan, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and all of Southeast Asia as a Professional Model, NBA Dancer, and Spokesperson. She has been featured in national magazines .... Read More
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1:30pm Fitness Modeling 101: Learn How to Get Discovered - Alicia Harris, IFBB Figure Pro & Nicole Duncan, IFBB Fitness Pro. Both ladies are Olympia athletes who know a thing or two about representing the fitness industy. If you've ever wanted to model for a sports nutrition company, become a fitness cover model or win a competition, they've got you covered. With the right attitude and tips, you could be the next big thing and still manage to live a healthy balanced life!